3.12.2014

Starbucks Public Service Announcement

I knew something was up the minute I saw it. Not a whole lot gets by me when it comes to food.
Today's new and slightly smaller sandwich
Today is a long day for me so I treated myself to a reduced fat turkey bacon breakfast sandwich from Starbucks.  It helps get me out of bed because I know if I linger for too long I won't have time to stop.  I lingered for a bit longer then I should have anyway and then didn't put my lunch together the night before as per usual so I barely made it.  I like using the Starbucks app to pay.  MJ is a gold star member and I probably never will be but I have been using Starbucks gift cards that I've won in giveaways for a while now and when they run out I'll probably re load.  When I opened my Starbucks app there was a very important message. 

Usually it's just free downloads that I never download.  Does anybody download the free music?  It could be my new favorite song but I never get around to doing it. 

The message said free Grande hot coffee on them from March 12-14th with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich.  I had to look at my calendar since I never know the date.  March 12th!!!  I never get the coffee so this was a nice treat.
New sandwich on top vs old nutritional info on bottom
When I got back to the office and unwrapped my sandwich I noticed that it looked different.  It's a little smaller and paler.  It just didn't look as robust and hearty as it did the last time I got one so after I finished eating I did what any rational human being would do and went online to check out the nutritional information.  Sure enough; what used to be 320 calories is now 230 so we are being charged the same amount for a smaller, albeit healthier sandwich.  Which is fine I guess, because healthier is always good.  In addition to a lower calorie count the sodium and carbs went down too.  It's still good, but not quite as good as I remember.  The bacon is different and the cheese less gooey.  I think those extra 90 calories made a big difference.  I might be more willing to branch out get the breakfast wrap more often now that my go to sandwich isn't the same.
Old Version
So consider this a public service announcement about Starbucks.  I might be the only one who cares so acutely about the change in nutritional content of one of their sandwiches but almost everybody likes free stuff so go get your free coffee with breakfast sandwich purchase at participating stores while supplies last.

16 comments :

Faith said...

They should offer both options instead of just switching it up thinking their customers wouldn't figure it out.

Disa Chantel said...

I hardly ever download the music they have available, but the apps are usually worth checking out. Right now they have the Sleep Cycle alarm clock for free and I LOVE THAT APP! Too bad I had already paid for it, but it's the best alarm clock ever.

Kate said...

I would be so mad--charge me 90 calories less if I'm not going to get all the gooey cheese I want!

Rachel Murphree said...

Hmmm. I get that sandwich a few times a week. I hope they still offer the old one, because I always figured that 320 calories was pretty good for such a filling sandwich.

Jasmine Hellogmsunshine said...

hmm this is good information to know.

Nylse Esahc said...

you turned me on to this sandwich so thank you. i will go and claim my free cup of coffee; these days i need it.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

love this announcement...i haven't been to starbucks in a minute.

cashanamusings said...

This made me laugh, because they took out the good stuff that made it taste good. LOL! I only buy the coffee from Starbucks, not one to eat the breakfast sandwiches (allergic to eggs) and the treats.

Lauren said...

Wow, good attention to detail though! You know your Starbucks stuff!

Miss MP said...

Thanks for the heads up! I think the extra calories may have been worth it.

Jacqueline Hough said...

Thanks! Never had a breakfast sandwich from Starbucks but now know!

Hallie Oceanside said...

I love Starbucks, but....I hate how the rates are ALWAYS changing. My iced coffee seems to go up every couple months I feel like, but they are SO good! :)

Janna Renee said...

For breakfast, I'd rather have the extra calories to give me energy. It's a mute point for me, though, because I don't like all the chemicals Starbucks puts in their food. Not saying I won't ever eat it {especially on the free days}, but I do try to steer clear!

Paige (The Last Doughnut) said...

I have never had the breakfast sandwich from Starbucks, but I have noticed how different companies are "downsizing" their products, yet charging the same price (or even more). Sneaky!

Brittany said...

I appreciate you filling us in! I can definitely tell a difference in the two sandwiches. And I'm with you, they should let customers know when they change a drink/food. And you'd think there'd be a price difference, too...

Vett Vandiver said...

I do appreciate this PSA!!

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